Questions tagged [context-menu]

Questions about context sensitive menus; its manipulation and improvisation as per user's need.

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Change Context Menu option “Open in Terminal” of Nautilus to launch tilix In Ubuntu 18.04?

Trying here without success to change the terminal application to tilix when clicking on Open In Terminal in context menu of Nautilus; now, it launches gnome-terminal. Already installed and launched ...
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Add item into context menu in Dolphin

Is it possible to add new items into context menu in Dolphin (KDE Plasma) if I right click on something? I would like to make a script called Move to applications, which will show only if I right ...
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Xfce Ubuntu launch with dedicated graphic card

I run Ubuntu (Studio 19.04) on a HP Laptop with AMD processor+integraged Gpu and a discreet AMD Gpu. Ubuntu studio by default runs on Xfce desktop. I have also installed Gnome. In Gnome I have the ...
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permanent context menu

Is there a way to make the file browser's context menu (rightclick menu) permanently visible? I feel like there is plenty of screen real estate to have a section where those options can be displayed. ...
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How to remove the empty space in the Nautilus context menu? [duplicate]

When I right-click for the context menu in Nautilus there seem to be an empty space at the bottom right under properties. Is there a way to remove it? It is more of a pet peeve than anything but I ...
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Change Gnome menu order in Ubuntu 19.04

When I right click on the desktop background image I get a pop-up menu. 99 percent of the time I want to open a new terminal, the bottom option in Ubuntu 18 and also my Red Hat system. After ...
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Did I find a (little) bug (empty space in the Nautilus context menu)?

I know that it's just a tiny graphic problem but do you also get a white line (or extra padding) after the last entry in the context menu?
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How compress rar with context menu nautilus

In Ubuntu 16.04 i right click folder and select compress type and split size but in 18.04 compress menu not like before and choose type menu in gone i install unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar rar ...
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Stuck UI on accidental dock panel click

I am running a vanilla installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell XPS laptop. I do not typically use Ubuntu or this model of laptop, but it seems to be a common configuration. When I try to switch to ...
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Open terminator settings after activating paste on right click

I installed terminator in Ubuntu 18.10 and want to have putty style pasting (right click = paste). This works, but unfortunately I'm unable to open the settings now. The settings were displayed in a ...
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How to set the right click menu popped out after the right click being done in GNOME 3 [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and GNOME 3 and I found that different from Windows. When I press the right mouse button, the right click menu gets out. After I release that button, if the mouse pointer is on ...
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Remove context menu options in Files, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I would like to remove the E-mail and Compress options from the context menu of Files (nautilus) in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. Any idea which file/s I would need to edit and it's location?
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Missing RabbitVCS icons in Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 last summer. From this time on I did not have context menu items for RabbitVCS anymore. All the menu items are still there - but no icons. Is there any solution ...
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gedit/ text editor document - how to show it in right click menu Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

when I right click on desktop I get the options like below. I use to create many new gedit/ text editor documents during day work. It's very hard to save the file first and then move it to required ...
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Context Menu Delete Option

Context menu delete option not found in Ubuntu 18. Do not like the extra steps of "Trash Can", want to flush immediately instead of having to take the stinky garbage out later. Have used that option ...
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How to change the size of right-click menu

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. When I right click cursor this menu opens very large. I want to make it small in size. How can I do that?
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Have multiple 'open with' applications in context menu

I work with a lot of csv files and I open them with either gedit or libreoffice at different times. I would like to have them both in the context menu to save time. In the past, there was this sub-...
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Why Does My Emoji Picker ibus Key Combo Fail to Respond in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

When I press Ctrl + Shift + e in a native Linux app (e.g., Gedit, TODO, Geary, etc), nothing happens. Why is this, and how can I get a key combo for the default system emoji menu to work? I have ...
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Replace Gnome Terminal with Tilix in Nautilus

I want to use Tilix instead of Gnome Terminal because Gnome Terminal has so many bugs that bother me and that just don't get fixed. I already figured out that I can make Nautilus give me an option to ...
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PCmanFM - How can I remove an entry from the context menu?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. When clicking right on a file the context menu of the file manager opens up. The file manager is PCmanFM, a great tool. I would like to remove programs from the list of ...
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How do I add a refresh option in the right click menu in Ubuntu 18.04?

I tried to add instructions in How do I add a refresh option in the right click menu in Ubuntu 16.04? at ubuntu 16.04 but it doesn't work for ubuntu 18.04 bionic.
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Clickable link + popup menu

Is it possible to have a clickable link, in my PS1, that opens a pop-up menu or something similar? My scenario I've personalized my .bashrc, to show my PS1 as user@machine: path #/$ and if I'm ...
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How to get terminator to context menu in 18.04

While using previous LTS 16.xx I did have terminator in Nautilus context (right click) menu "Open with terminator" per steps done with nautilus-actions-config-tool. Anyway after update to 18.04 ...
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How to change the white colour of the 'Move to Trash' option in context menu to red?

Linux Mint displays the 'delete' option in the context menu with a red icon color. I want to change the color of the corresponding menu item in my Ubuntu 16.04 system. I would like to know where the ...
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How do I kill dead/ghost/zombie context menus that failed to appear properly?

Every now and then, I notice a problem with the right-click menu on different programs. Rather than providing the menu I get an annoying square that may or may not be transparent, and may or may not ...
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Can't find my other drives after installing over Windows [duplicate]

I replaced my Windows OS with Ubuntu. After a successful installation I can not find my other drives ( i.e. D, E, F, G ) and their contents in Ubuntu. Is it erased? I was not aware of that. Is there ...
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ubuntu : right click is acting as left click on context menu

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, when I right-click an option in a context-menu, it gets selected (as if I left-click it), it is too easy to accidentally select the first context-menu option, I have read ...
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In Ubuntu 17.10, how can I add entries to the right click context menu, like “open in terminal”?

After updating to Ubuntu 17.10 my mouse right-click pop up menu is minimal. This is after logging in using Ubuntu Xorg (see image) How do I go about adding more entries, in particular, Open Terminal?...
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How to call an executable from the context menu and pass it the file name and location as arguments?

I need to read text files, extract data from them, and then write another file with that information, so I coded a simple program to do it in python. Now I would like to call that program from the ...
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Nautilus: Add “edit with …” to context menu

Is it possible to edit the Nautilus context menu for certain files to resemble something like this (View with … / Edit with…)?
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add a context menu option in nautilus por pdf files

I have a handy bash file to convert pdf files to jpg. I'd like to have an option in nautilus so that when I right-click on a pdf file I get the option to create the corresponding jpg file using that ...
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How to create a launch entry in the xface context menu for cinelerra-gg5.1?

I've downloaded a cinelerra-gg version 5.1 txz-file from cinelerra-cv.org. The installation is very easy, no special knowledge needed, so I copied the file into a folder of my choice and performed ...
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How to reduce context menu size in Gnome?

As per shown in following image, after clicking on context menu of Gnome Dock following menu comes. Can we reduce size between options? Those red mark area can we reduce?
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How can you add something in the right click menu in nautilus so that it copies to a certain directory?

I'm trying to add a menu entry onto the right-click menu of nautilus so that it copies selected files from their current directory to another. Essentially I want it to run a program / command that is ...
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What do the various % (percent)-parameters in context-menu actions or .desktop files mean?

I'm talking about things like: %B %f %F %d %D etc. What do they mean and how are they used? I'm looking either for a link to a tutorial, or somebody can post a comprehensive list for me here. The ...
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“Create new document” - right-click option missing in Ubuntu GNOME

I would like to to have a "create new document" option in the right-click menu. Currently it looks like this : I am using Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS with GNOME 3.20.
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Ubuntu 16.04: ' Open in Terminal' context menu on desktop opens it only in home directory

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, the desktop 'Open in Terminal' context menu opens only in home directory. It's realy uncomfortable. Is there a way to make it open with prompt in desktop directory ? Is ...
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gnome-panel context menu missing

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-Flashback (Compiz). I believe that I messed up gnome-panel when replacing Rhythmbox with Clementine. Now I cannot get context menu to add/remove/move launchers from ...
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Ubuntu dolphin add a “create archive” option to menu

Is there an easy way of creating a "create archive" item to the context menu of dolphin (like the one, that can be added to thunar or nautilus)?
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Change translation in Nautilus

I would like ask you, where can I rewrite one translation in context menu of Nautilus, because in my language it is not correct translated. Thank you
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Nemo - remove items from context menu

I would like to ask you how can I remove some items from context menu in Nemo File Manager. I mean this items: Set as Wallpaper Send with Thunderbird There is image:
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Can I open a file as root by just using the right click menu

Opening file as root is possible with sudo. But, how to right click a file and make it run as root ? I am using nautilus.
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How can I stop the first option of my context menus from being selected immediately after opening the context menu?

Whenever I open a context menu, the first option of the context menu gets selected immediately. The following video illustrates this: https://vid.me/LF5S Obviously this makes the context menu ...
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bring back the shadow of context menu

How do I bring back the shadow of context? There is not outline shadow around context menu in all software I use. (In some software this is very annoying to find difference between background and the ...
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MAC OSX like offline dictionary on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10

I have seen this Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu question's answer but goldendict is no more compatible with 14.04. It's dependencies can't be resolved due to older version. MAC OSx has a ...
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Is there any tool for creating custom right-click-menu entries, that run Python scripts?

I would like to be able to go anywhere (google chrome, sublime text editor, etc), then highlight + right click on some text, then click a custom right-click-menu button which will run a python script ...
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Missing new file in Ubuntu 15.04

My question is pretty much the same like this one: The New file operation is missing in context menu. How can I fix it? The only difference is that I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. The accepted answer ...
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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Run script in Terminal via context menu (Open with Terminal)?

this question is simple about "Open/Run in Terminal".... Looks Ubunutu doesn't support bash/shell-scripts the way we know from KDE and any other OS: I tried the obvious: Right click in file ...
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Different context menus on desktop in two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations

I have two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations one on Dell XPS L502X and the other on Dell Latitude E5440. Although not exactly the same packages and themes are installed on both of the computers ...